Families of the Birmingham pub bombings' victims will have to wait to find out if any potential suspects could be named at forthcoming inquests.
Lawyers representing the deceased's relatives want the scope of the hearings to include any new information about possible perpetrators as well as evidence heard at the trial of the Birmingham Six in the 1970s.
21 people were killed in the bombings on November 21 1974.
The coroner was due to make a decision today on how wide the scope of fresh inquests, set for September, would be.
However, Peter Thornton QC, agreed to hear further submissions at the hearing, with families' barrister Malachy McGowan telling the coroner the identity of potential perpetrators was "a central issue".
Mr Thornton reserved his judgement on scope to be published within seven days.
We feel as if we're being left dangling at the moment.
If you leave the perpetrator issue out of the inquest then it adds no value to the inquest, in which case we may as well not bother having an inquest at all.
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It was forty three years ago when the attacks on two pubs took place.
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Today the first pre inquest hearing took place into the deaths of 21 people in the attacks on two pubs 42 years ago.
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The Library of Birmingham has been lit up this evening to honour the 21 people who died in the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings.
It's 42 years since the atrocity and events have been held across the city in commemoration.
It was also announced today those who lost their lives will be posthumously awarded the Freedom of the City.
Next week fresh inquests will resume for those who died.